バートランド・ラッセル 英単語・熟語 m012

★ mystery (n) [神秘的なこと,不可解なこと,なぞ;神秘,なぞ;(小説・映画などの)推理(怪奇)もの;(宗教上の)奥義,秘法

* mysterious (adj.): 神秘的な,不可思議な

Mystery - What I understand and you don't.
[神秘(とは) - 私(自分)は理解しているが,あなた(相手)は理解していないこと。
 出典:Bertrand Russell: The Good Citizen's Alphabet Mの項」]

The idea that, although oneself is full of mysterious and impenetrable depths, other people are quite easy to understand, is part of the belief in one's own superiority which most people carry about with them in spite of its statistical improbability.

There are indeed two attitudes that might be adopted towards the unknown. One is to accept the pronouncements of people who say they know, on the basis of books, mysteries or other sources of inspiration. The other way is to go out and look for oneself, and this is the way of science and philosophy.

It's a mystery to me how she ever passed that exam!
 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]